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Drew named Gulf Champion

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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Mimi Drew was honored with the Gulf Champion award at Audubon Florida’s annual assembly. The Audubon event hosted more than 300 conservation leaders from across the state.

Drew was honored for her Gulf restoration leadership including the negotiation of the settlement for Florida after the BP oil spill. She currently serves as a member of the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee Council and as a RESTORE Council Representative on behalf of the State of Florida.

Drew has devoted her career to public service, working for DEP and ultimately retiring as DEP secretary. During her service with the agency, Drew was highly regarded for her leadership on Florida water policy and fighting for legislation to prohibit wastewater discharges on Florida’s Atlantic Coast.

After her time as Secretary, Mimi was drawn back into service to lead Florida’s Gulf restoration efforts.

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